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ExtraFamily: Gingerbread house workshops, Deaf Santa celebration

ExtraFamily: Gingerbread house workshops, Deaf Santa celebration

Things We Love

BETTY SHIMABUKURO / BSHIMABUKURO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A selection of Day of the Dead items from Ross Dress for Less.
Things We Love: Halloween edition

A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat, written by staffers from the Star-Advertiser. Read more

She Speaks

KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR ADVERTISER / NOV. 2
                                The Backstreet Boys performed at the Neal Blaisdell Arena for their “DNA World Tour.”
She Speaks: Will Hawaii concertgoers ever get to see today’s popular music stars?

In recent years, we’ve seen plenty of ’90s-era performers announcing shows in Hawaii. Wouldn’t it be refreshing if performers at the height of their success — such as Adele, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Maroon 5, Shawn Mendes, just to name a few — announced concerts in Hawaii? Read more

In the Lineup

In the Lineup: Ownership aside, Tonggs sea wall belongs to surfers

Nowadays, I also get glares from vacation renters in the waterfront houses. ­Every time I walk the wall I miss the warm, neighborly local families who lived here before. Read more

Five-0 Redux

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                                It’s Thanksgiving. Danny (Scott Caan) moves in with McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin), Junior (Beulah Koale) and Tani (Meaghan Rath) track down the thief who robbed his parents’ home and Five-0 investigates the murder of a beloved philanthropist and the theft of his ultra-valuable koa tree.
Five-0 Redux: ‘Hawaii Five-0’ reminds us that Thanksgiving is based upon family and forgiveness

Five-0 investigates the murder of a beloved philanthropist and the theft of his ultra-valuable koa tree. Read more

On the Scene

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                                Noel Okimoto will retire from the Royal Hawaiian Band in December after almost 31 years as the leader of the percussion section. His final public performance will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand.
On the Scene: Noel Okimoto has enjoyed a long musical career in Hawaii

Noel Okimoto will retire from the Royal Hawaiian Band in December after almost 31 years as the leader of the percussion section. Read more

Garden Party

Hawaii Kai duo grow an oasis that benefits the body and soul

The garden keeps them busy but provides plenty of benefits for this engaging couple. Read more

Hawaii Gardens

COURTESY HEIDI BORNHORST
                                Thorny dragon fruit plants like to grow up walls or fences.
Hawaii Gardens: Motion lights, thorny shrubs can keep burglars at bay

A few plants come to mind that could quickly become a thorn in an intruder’s side. Read more

K-­Drama

K-Drama: Quest for truth, justice comes to end on ‘Vagabond’

This week’s synopses of Korean dramas televised on KBFD TV. Read more

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Honolulu Advertiser cartoonist Harry Lyons created “Chestie” to lead the 1963 campaign when Aloha United Way was called the Honolulu Community Chest.
Rearview Mirror: Giving thanks for 100 years of service

Today is Thanksgiving, and one of the things I am thankful for is the Aloha United Way, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Read more

Briefs

Benefit seeks to help Kauai lifeguards save more lives

Ticket sales for the Ocean Safety Bureau and the Kauai Lifeguard Association’s fifth annual fundraiser on July 27, have been slower than usual. Read more

Show Biz

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                                Frank De Lima, far left, played Scrooge in his pidgin version of “A Christmas Carol” in 1996.
Show Biz: Holiday highlights from Christmases past

Christmas is a time for reflection. And with Yuletide approaching — it’s already Dec. 1! — I thought it would be apropos to recall warm holiday memories from seasons past. Read more

Wood Craft

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood says ‘aloha’

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood, approaching his 86th birthday, recalls his colorful newspaper career as he steps back from his regular column. Read more

Book Reviews

‘Hawai‘i Movie and Television Book’ chronicles local contributions

A new 2018 edition of the book adds 13 classic films, along with feature films, TV shows and documentaries released since the original version was published in 2015. Read more

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